Colombia's long task to identify conflict victims
Colombia is home to one of the world's longest running internal conflicts.
For 47 years, government forces, rebel groups, paramilitaries and drug cartels have battled for control of large parts of the country.
Atrocities have been committed by all sides, and tens of thousands of people have simply disappeared.
Now, although the conflict continues, the Colombian authorities are beginning the work to find out what happened to those missing, to identify bodies found in mass graves, and to let families know.
To date, some 10,000 people have been identified but the process can be painfully slow, and many families may never get an answer....
comments powered by Disqus
- David Rosand, an Art History Scholar Whose Heart Was in Venice, Dies at 75
- NYT interviews Rick Perlstein about his book
- OAH issues a statement in support of the AP standards
- Daniel Pipes says in interview that the absence of anti-Israel protests in Muslim countries is highly significant
- A historian who studies China has discovered an overlooked angle in the debate about the Middle East. Could he have figured out a key reason for Iraq’s failure to defeat ISIS?